Sixty-four years ago today, the Israeli government, under then-Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, put into effect the “Defense Army of the State of Israel” – the IDF.
Today from the IDFBlog:
The decision was officially put into effect on May 31, 1948. This date is the official founding date of the IDF and is celebrated each year.
64 years after its establishment in 1948, the Israel Defense Forces remains ready to defend the country against all threats to the safety of its citizens.
Thank you, to all IDF soldiers – past, present, and future – for protecting Israel and her people!